KATIE ZERR: Dividing the ‘house’ helps keep the need for truth buried

Somehow the unthinkable has become a part of everyday reality. Never could one imagine a headline reading “Porn star sues president for defamation of character,” as part of the daily news cycle. Not on any other day besides April Fool’s Day. No matter how many days into this administration we move, there is always something that is surprising in the […]

BALL FIVE: Region 2 is dominating Class B field events

The field part of track and field is having one heck of a spring in Region 2B. There is a group of throwers who are setting things up to where the state meet might just seem like a Friday afternoon in Mobridge or Eureka or Gettysburg. In discus, five of the top seven throwers in state are from Region 2B. […]

Darrel Smith: Trump’s energy policy is positive for country

President Trump promised to encourage energy development and he has made great progress toward achieving that goal. His administration has approved pipelines, reduced regulations and opened new areas for energy development. These changes plus new energy development technologies such as hydraulic fracking have increased America’s energy reserves tremendously. Estimating a country’s energy reserves is difficult and uncertain. A few years […]

Skyline properties in state to go into receivership

Recent news concerning the management company of the Mobridge Care and Rehabilitation Center and others across South Dakota has caused concern for many residents with a connection to those faculties. A story in the Aberdeen American News (AAN) on Wednesday raises concerns about South Dakota facilities under the management of Skyline Health Care. These include the Mobridge facility which was […]

Blue Star Memorial Dedication

Mobridge Garden Club and state president Virginia Sandmeier (left) joins the chairwoman for Blue Star Memorials, Margaret Straley of Sioux Falls, in dedicating the memorial at the city park Saturday, April 28. The dedication involved Garden Club members from across the state, the Mobridge American Legion, as well as area veterans.

Golden Oldies

The Mobridge-Pollock High School Pops concert, presented Tuesday, May 1, was a combination of ‘golden oldies’ that  played on the memories of many of those attending. The chorus sang selections such as “Yesterday,” “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” and  “Blue Moon.” The band entertained with their rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and  “The Final Countdown.”

Laugh Out Loud

Mobridge-Pollock fourth and fifth graders joined forces Thursday, April 26, to present their spring concert at the Middle School Theater. The theme of the concert was “Laugh Out Loud” and was filled with humorous selections and many jokes. Above, the students tell the story of a lion named Doug that terrorized the public, until his role was diminished to that […]


Using rubs helps to achieve the perfect steak easier

With temperatures finally warm enough to enjoy an evening grill out, area residents have dusted off their Webers, Charbroils, and Coleman’s in preparation of the first steak of the season. Living in an area where beef is the king of meat, a steak, grilled to perfection can be viewed as the ultimate component of a great Saturday night meal. Grill […]

Betty Lawrence sang and lived with gusto

Memorial services for Betty Lawrence, 80, of Mobridge, will be held Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 10 a.m., CDT, at United Congregational Church in Mobridge. Interment will be at 3 p.m., CDT, at Dupree Cemetery in Dupree. Betty passed away on April 13, 2018, in Sioux Falls. Betty Lee (Birkeland) Lawrence was the oldest child born to Leonard and “Jackie” […]

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